|Rockland Now and Then - GEM Productions|
Current photos followed by historic photographs in the same location showing the change from what it looked like in the past. A short subject good to make up time between regular programming.
Keywords: documentary; Rockland; Maine; historic photographs; music
|"State of Maine" Training Ship - Mark Kuzio|
The Mark and Tim Show visit and take a tour of the Maine Maritime Academy training ship, the "State of Maine", docked in Castine,Maine.
Keywords: Castine; Maine Maritime Academy; State of Maine training ship; merchant marines; interview; maritime history
|Windows on History: Belfast Then and Now - Belfast Historical Society|
This is one of the monthly presentations by the Belfast Historical Society. The presentation was by Kevin Johnson, photo archivist at the Penobscot Marine Museum and features images of Belfast Maine taken in the late 19th and early 20th century. Those images are juxtaposed with current images.
Keywords: Belfast; Maine; lecture; Kevin Hohnson; Penobscot Marine Museum
|Fisherman's Tales: Doug Joudrie - Ned Lightner|
Doug Joudrie has fished the waters off the shores of New England for almost a half century. In this interview Doug shares some of his fishing philosophies and memories.
Keywords: Fishing; Lobstering; interview; oral history; Maine; Doug Joudrie
|Talkin' Trash - Ned Lightner|
This is a behind the scenes look at how the city of Belfast,Maine handles trash and recycling.
Keywords: recycling; trash; transfer station; Belfast; Maine; environment; conservation
|Somewhere in Waldo County: Railcycles - Ned Lightner|
The Brooks, Maine Preservation Society has taken responsibility for some rarely used railroad tracks. They purchased some human powered "railcycles" and offer tours of the scenic sections of the railroad. We pedal along with the tour leader and learn a little local history along the way.
Keywords: interview; people; travel; railroad; railcycles; Brooks; Maine Preservation Society
|Stringing Lights - Ned Lightner|
The Belfast,Maine fire department has been stringing lights along High Street in Belfast for many years. They do it in the early morning before Thanksgiving, (and we always thought it was elves). A good filler between programs this holiday season
Keywords: Christmas lights; Belfast; Maine; holiday; tradition; fire department
|A Look at Mathews Brothers - Ned Lightner|
Mathews Brothers is a manufacturer of windows that is located in Belfast,Maine. This program takes viewers inside the factory to learn about the manufacturing process.
Keywords: interview; factory; windows; Belfast; Maine; Mathews Brothers; manufacturing
|Bayside Reflections - Ned Lightner|
Originally produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Northport Yacht Club. This is a video about the summer community on Penobscot Bay officially called the Northport Village Corporation but known to all as Bayside.
Keywords: interview; oral history; documentary; Bayside; Northport; Maine; summer colony
|Laughing Matters:Gary Crocker's Maine Humor - Ned Lightner|
Program featuring downeast Maine humorist and storyteller, Gary Crocker
Keywords: live event; downeast; Maine; humor; Gary Crocker; storyteller; humorist
|Remarkable Shipwrecks of New England - Belfast Historical Society|
Maine historian, Jon Johansen provides a fascinating look at the many nautical accidents and lives lost in those mishaps during his presentation for the Belfast Historical Society and Museum.
Keywords: weather; maritime history; Belfast; Maine; shipwrecks; New England; storms
|The Tents,the Pretty Girls and Homemade Gingerbread at Northport - Ned Lightner|
Today's Bayside, Maine began as the Northport Wesleyan Grove Camp Meeting in 1849. Maine Methodists gathered in Northport for two weeks each summer for a religious festival at "this most beautiful spot, on a point of land making out to the bay". From the congregations of the first twenty towns represented by the Methodists, the population grew to include rusticators,excursionists,and vacationers. Tents pitched in small lots evolved into modest cottages with elaborate "gingerbread" decor; a grand...
Keywords: people; festivals; lecture; Bayside; rusticators; Methodists; Wesleyan Grove; Northport; Maine
|Maine Made Automobiles - Richard Erwin|
Car expert, Richard Fraser delivers a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation on automobiles and other vehicles built in Maine.
Keywords: travel; lecture; people; automobiles; snowmobiles; Maine; wheels; engines
|The HMS Bounty Visits Belfast - Ned Lightner|
The HMS Bounty is a tall ship built originally as a prop for the 1960s film, "Mutiny on the Bounty". This program features an interview with the captain and includes a tour of the ship.
Keywords: interview; maritime history; HMS Bounty; tall ships; Belfast; Maine
|Mark and Tim: Treatment Plant - Mark Kuzio|
This is a funny look at how the Belfast sewage treatment plant works. Mark and Tim are two local funny guys who have a show that is remarkably informative at times.
Keywords: sewage treatment; Belfast; Maine; city; pollution; interview; people; natural resources
|Belfast Curling Club - Mark Kuzio|
The Belfast Curling Club is the only curling club in Maine. We learn about the sport from Mark and Tim and Mark learns curling can be fun with instructions from Tim.
Keywords: interview,curling; skating; curling club; Belfast; Maine; Scottish sports
|Pachios on the News-U.S. Senatorial Candidates - Lesley MacVane|
Harold Pachios conducted three separate interviews with the candidates for Maine's U.S. Senate seat, Democrat, Cynthia Dill, Independent, Angus King, and Republican, Charlie Summers.
Keywords: news; interview; Cynthia Dill; Angus King; Charlie Summers; U.S. Senate; Maine campaign; Harold Pachios
|Somewhere in Waldo County:Belfast Town Clock - Ned Lightner|
The Belfast,Maine town clock is owned by the city but resides in the steeple of the First Church. We tag along with Bob Stover who is setting the clock an hour ahead for Spring. Bob gives a tour of the works and we learn some history along the way.
Keywords: interview; people; conservation; oral history; town clock; Belfast; Maine; clock tower
|Fisherman's Tales: David Black - Ned Lightner|
David Black has been fishing along the coast of Maine for over 38 years. This is an interview with David, who shares memories and opinions about fishing.
Keywords: interview; lobstering; fishing; maritime history; natural resources; oral history; Maine; Penobscot Bay; David Black
|The South End - GEM Productions|
Author Sandra Sylvester based her novel on the people and places she experienced while growing up in the south end of Rockland,Maine in the 1950s
Keywords: interview; Sandra Sylvester; South End; Rockland; Maine; literature; author; 1950s
|Window on History: Belfast's Civil War Flag Quilt - Belfast Historical Society|
This program follows the story of Belfast's historic quilt as told by Megan Pinette, of Belfast Historical Society and Pam Weeks, curator of the New England Quilt Museum. The flag quilt was made in Belfast Maine and sent to Union soldiers during the Civil War.
Keywords: Lecture; Quilt; Civil War; Wars; Belfast; Maine; Pam Weeks; Megan Pinette
|Window on History:Voices of Belfast Past - Belfast Historical Society|
This program which was presented by the Belfast Historical Society and Museum features interviews with two long time residents of Belfast. Captain Bill Abbott was a Penobscot bay pilot for many years. Harold Jones has seen many changes during his long life in Belfast Maine
Keywords: Maritime history; oral history; Belfast Maine; Penobscot Bay; Bill Abbott; Harold Jones
|History and Manufacture of the Knox Marine Engine - Craig Mathieson|
A lecture by Andy Swift and Willard Wight about the history of the Knox Marine Engine
Keywords: education; live event; oral history; maritime history; Camden; Maine; Knox Marine Engine
|Nathaniel Hawthorne Among the Shakers - Patti Mikkelsen, Richard Erwin|
Dr. Steven B. Rogers, a summer resident of New Gloucester, shares his research regarding Hawthorne's connections to the Shakers, which goes back to Hawthorne's boyhood in Maine in the 1820s and continued throughout his lifetime. Roger's talk took place at a New Gloucester Historical Society gathering.
Keywords: people; literature; lecture; Hawthorne; Shakers; author; Longfellow; Franklin Pierce; New Gloucester; Maine
|A Visit to Penobscot McCrum - Ned Lightner|
Interview with Jay McCrum,owner of Penobscot McCrum food processing facility in Belfast, Maine. Many potato products are produced in the plant from double stuffed to potato skins. This program gives a look inside and a tour of the facility.
Keywords: potatoes; Penobscot McCrum; factories; food; Belfast; Maine; Jay McCrum; interview; farming
|Working Women of Waldo County - Karen Saum|
Documentary about working women in local factories in Waldo County, Maine. Sardine,chicken processing,shoes and elecronic factories all since closed.
Keywords: interview; fishing; people; oral history; women; labor; factories; Waldo County; Maine; documentary
|Jack and the Windmill - Nelson Cole,New Farmer Films|
Skowhegan,Maine veterinarian,Jack Gibson is worried about climate change and energy independence,so he installed a windmill.
Keywords: interview; weather; conservation; natural resources; windmill; climate change; alternative energy; Skowhegan; Maine
|Smokey McKeen--Folklorist - Ned Lightner|
Smokey McKeen is a folklorist who has been gathering the stories of people from Waldo County, Maine for decades. He gave a talk at Belfast Senior Collegewhere he recounts some of these stories.
Keywords: live event; education; oral history; natural resources; folklore; Waldo County; Maine; Belfast; Smokey McKeen; Senior College
|The Elliott Sisters of Rockland - GEM Productions|
Maxine and Gertrude Elliot born and raised in Rockland, became world famous stage actresses during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Maxine starred in two silent movies. Video includes some light hearted moments with Charlie Chaplin.
Keywords: arts; silent movies; Maxine Elliot; Gertrude Elliot; actress; Rockland; Maine; Charlie Chaplin
|Bryant Stoves and Music - Ned Lightner|
In Thorndike, Maine, Bryant Stoves and Music has been restoring and selling wood and coal stoves. Bea Bryant takes us on a tour of the showroom as well as "the stove museum".
Keywords: interview; oral history; stoves; Thorndike; Maine; Bryant Stove and Music; wood stoves; coal stoves
|May Sarton: She Knew a Phoenix - Karen Saum|
Interview with poet,May Sarton at her home.
Keywords: interview; people; literature; poetry; arts; Maine; New England; May Sarton; gardening; women writers
|The John Grant Era - Katie Winship|
For 50 years the Grant family ran the Colonial Theater in Belfast, Maine which celebrated its 100th anniversary in April, 2012. This documentary takes a look back at the history of movies and the Grant family.
Keywords: documentary; John Grant; movie theater history; Colonial Theater; interview; arts; people; oral history; Belfast; Maine
|The Atlantic Charter Brings FDR to Rockland - GEM Productions|
Franklin D. Roosevelt, following his conference with Prime Minister Winston Churchill off Newfoundland, came ashore in Rockland, Maine. Video includes details about the conference. Old news film shows FDR's yacht coming into Rockland Harbor and also him riding up Tillson Avenue in a limo.
Keywords: news; documentary; Winston Churchill; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Rockland; Maine; Atlantic Charter Conference; Newfoundland
|Journey to Health: Waldo County General Hospital - Ned Lightner|
Waldo County General Hospital is a small community hospital located on the Maine coast. This program describes the changes that have taken place at the hospital over the past 40 years. These changes may be similar at many other small hospitals and provide a look at the new developments in health care.
Keywords: interview; oral history; hospitals; health care; Waldo County General Hospital; Belfast; Maine
|Doll Circus - Ned Lightner|
Joe Bryant is a tinkerer. His wife, Bea is a doll collector.Joe has breathed life into Bea's doll collection and created a "doll circus". It is an amazing sight. This program takes a tour of the circus with its creator.
Keywords: interview; people; oral history; dolls; Joe Bryant; Bea Bryant; Thorndike; Maine; Barbie Dolls
|John Ford--Game Warden - Ned Lightner|
John Ford has seen it all as a game warden serving Waldo County Maine. Fortunately, he is also a gifted storyteller. This program was recorded at Belfast Senior College. Ford had his audience entranced by the numerous interesting accounts of his career.
Keywords: people; conservation; lecture; natural resources; John Ford; game warden; Waldo County; law enforcement; Maine
|Tugboats of Belfast Maine - Ned Lightner|
This program was recorded aboard a "tractor tug" and features Captain John Worth talking and demonstrating what a modern tugboat does on Penobscot Bay.
Keywords: tugboat; Captain John Worth; Penobscot Bay; Maine Maritime Academy; oral history; maritime history
|Charles Durfee Cabinet Maker - Woolwich Channel 12|
A look inside Charles Durfee's woodworking and cabinet making shop in Woolwich, Maine where he uses old and new tools to create furniture,cabinets and staircases.
Keywords: cabinet maker; Charles Durfee; woodworking; furniture making; woodworking tools; Woolwich; Maine
|Woolwich Town Clock - Roger Baffer|
Oral history of how Woolwich, Maine got their town clock
Keywords: interview; oral history; Woolwich; Maine; town clock; clock tower; Woolwich clock tower
|South Portland During the Civil War - South Portland Historical Society and SPC-TV|
An oral presentation with slide show given by Kenneth E. Thompson, Historian, Portland Harbor Museum.
Keywords: Lighthouses; education; people; wars; lecture; oral history; maritime history; Civil War; South Portland; Historical; forts; Maine Coast
|Seguin Island: A Lofty Gem Near Georgetown, Maine - Patti Mikkelsen|
Former U.S, Coast Guard light keeper, Fred Kahrl narrates and conducts interviews about Seguin Island, located at the mouth of the Kennebec River. The second oldest lighthouse in Maine resides on the island, perched 180 feet above sea level.
Keywords: interview; lighthouses; oral history; museum; maritime history; island; Fred Kahrl; light keeper; Kennebec River; U.S. Coast Guard; Seguin Island; Georgetown; Maine
|On the Job: Women Launching a New Tradition - Spring Point Media Center at Southern Maine Technical College/Ted Miles|
Former Speaker of the House,(ME) Representative Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell introduces this program about women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII. More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of "Liberty Ships" and British "Ocean Class" ships during WWII. This program was produced by Southern Maine Technical College(now Southern Maine Community College)as part of its 50th year celebration of learning...
Keywords: wars; education; people; oral history; news maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Shipbuilding; Shipbuilding Society; Liberty Ships; Ted Miles; women welders; Maine Maritime Museum; Bath Iron Works; Maine Womens Fund; Women Unlimited; Reed&Reed; Mary Bertalen; Margaret Peg Cheney; Margaret Dixon; Helen Goodine; Frances Olsen; Marion Senechal; Claire Upton; Shirley Wilder
|Saco River Indian Cellar - SRC-TV|
This documentary looks at the efforts of Hollis,Maine residents to protect the historic and natural landmark site of Saco River Indian Cellar from proposed lot subdivision development and preserve it as a protected park forever.
Keywords: Native Americans,hydropower,Skelton dam,John Mattor,Hollis Conservation Commission,Trust for Public Land,logging,conservation; natural resources; Salmon River Gorge; Hollis; Maine; Saco River Indian Cellar; forest; river; development; documentary